Quote Originally Posted by goamules View Post
Thanks for all the great ideas! I like telescope best, but don't know how to make one. I assume the little viewer lens pieces do something to make the image focus on your eye. Or perhaps I'll do a giant paper negative, I do have some large paper. Don't know how to coat paper myself to make my own. And I wouldn't want to make a 40x47" wetplate....right now.
Simple as dirt. Place a 5x achromatic loupe at the focal point of the lens and you'll have a 23.5x telescope. Use a 10x (1") loupe and you'll get 47x, the focal length of the eypeice lens divided into the objective lens give you the magnification. Of course, you also have two doublets with focal lengths of 96" or so....